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Date 20th July 2015
Casualty Capsized dinghy
Wind SW 4
Launch time 1528
Recovery Time 1559
Crew Dave Parry, Mike Keam, Robin Nicholls, Andy Williams
Details
Whitstable Lifeboat was launched following a report of persons in the water from a capsized sailing dinghy off Hampton, Herne Bay.

The lifeboat arrived at the scene and located the craft 400 yards off the Hampton Pier Yacht Club, with the two male occupants both still in the water.

They had managed to right their craft, which at one point had been totally inverted, but were unable to re-board.

The pair and their craft were landed ashore at the sailing club, where the Herne Bay Coastguard Unit was waiting.